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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
 
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Music Man Recommendations

I played few Music Man guitars recently and was very impressed with their quality and attention to detail. Most of the guitars I tried had the hard-V neck profile, which doesn't suite my type of music very well.

For those familiar with the EBMM guitars - can you recommend a model with a thin C or D neck profile - something usable for shredding.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-12-2009, 12:37 PM
 
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The jp6 is the guitar you are looking for.

Have you tried that yet?
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The jp6 is the guitar you are looking for.

Have you tried that yet?
I'll second that particular guitar. I just had mine professionally set up
a week ago, and the owner is still raving about the playability. I dropped
another guitar off at his shop today and he is still asking me about the guitar
a week later. Make sure you get the piezo option on the guitar. It definitely
comes in handy when playing live to change up the pace/tone.

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Re: Music Man Recommendations

EBMM JP is a great model. Silo is a great model too, it all depends on what you're looking for...
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As stated by the others, the Petrucci models are right at home with shred, but are versatile beyond just high-speed soloing.
The neck is a slight bit beefier than the ex-Ibanez Petrucci models, but comfy, as is the body - the regular JP model has a goofy-looking arm scallop, which is however a great arm rest when playing extensive sessions.

The BFR models have a different body and are a class of their own, also price-wise...they however come with a gloss finished neck, which kills them for me. The new DiMarzio pickups in these babies smoke in any case and complement the guitar well. If you get a change to play one, don't - or you might not want to back to anything else .

Funnily, I am currently negotiating to get myself an EBMM Axis (non-BFR, can't stand the 12th fret inlay and don't like the BFR colors too much, lol), however. I have 3 pencil necks in the house and want something with a bit more neck wood for a change. The Axis neck is way thicker than any Wizard profile or the Petrucci for that matter, yet well-balanced and not as wide. The gunstock oil finish gives it a playing comfort that is on par to a J Custom Wizard finish for me (actually, that depends on my mood on that given day).

But in the end...you can read as much as you want about all this. Go out there and play them, only you can tell if you like them.
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I agree with the the comments above the Music Man JP model is a great guitar.
I walked into Guitar center and tried one they had on the floor.
Wow! It was well balanced and very versatile, beyond shred like stated above.
The neck is smooth. And the thing that got me was the arm rest scallop.
It was perfect and the most comfortable arm rest on any guitar i have played.
I loved it so much i may do that arm scallop to all my Ibanez guitars.
The only thing is the price. I have to wait to find a used one somewhere to afford one.
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The JP7 (Get a seven-string, they're better) or the any of the Steve Morse models (Yeah I know they're only 6-string), are great.
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And the thing that got me was the arm rest scallop.
It was perfect and the most comfortable arm rest on any guitar i have played.
I loved it so much i may do that arm scallop to all my Ibanez guitars.
That's the thing that got me, but in the opposite direction! I didn't buy the jp because of the armrest.

You really need to try that guitar to see if you get on with the body shape.
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:O

The armrest feels great for me
Looks great too, its sorta the monkey grip of the JP
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To build your own visually-based opinion, here are all the pictures (standard and BFR) you'd ever need: http://www.ernieball.com/forums/musi...petruccis.html

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I've got a JP7. It's taken me a bit to get it set up right but I think I'm on to it now. Very thin neck but feels great. Quality is very high and I love the bridge and my neck has tons of figuring (birds eye). I happen to prefer the standard body style over the BFR style. I like the scoop armrest and I prefer more of a waist than the BFR. The neck pickup rules in this guitar.

The axis is a great guitar too. I've never played any other EBMMs.
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